New mysql packages are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, and -current to fix bugs and security issues.
More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3781 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5925 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5969
And more information (including about a potentially incompatible change) may be found in the release notes:
Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/mysql-5.0.51-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz: Upgraded to mysql-5.0.51. This release fixes several bugs, including some security issues. However, it also includes a potentially incompatible change, so be sure to read the release notes before upgrading. It is possible that some databases will need to be fixed in order to work with this (and future) releases: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/releasenotes-cs-5-0-51.html For more information about the security issues fixed, see: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3781 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5925 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5969 ( Security fix )
Where to find the new packages:
HINT: Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com? Give slackware.osuosl.org a try. This is another primary FTP site for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading directly from ftp.slackware.com.
Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab (http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-)
Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for additional mirror sites near you.
Updated package for Slackware 11.0: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/mysql-5.0.51-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz
Updated package for Slackware 12.0: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/mysql-5.0.51-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz
Updated package for Slackware -current: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/ap/mysql-5.0.51-i486-1.tgz
Slackware 11.0 package: a2bfdbfdd26607b0a798478948d46e08 mysql-5.0.51-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz
Slackware 12.0 package: 3621e8ad0fb49ee53bb8c3a90e6441a6 mysql-5.0.51-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz
Slackware -current package: 4dc21329a518ffc6c5ed819d2ec5a84c mysql-5.0.51-i486-1.tgz
Upgrade the packages as root: > upgradepkg mysql-5.0.51-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz
Then, restart mysql.